BEGINNERS—Written and Directed by Mike Mills/Starring With Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent , Goran Visnjic/rated R/1hr44min
(B) This was a delightful film. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the dialog with inanimate objects and conversations with the dog. Both Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor handled these dialogs so beautifully it almost seemed normal. Although supporting roles were good, this film was about a relationship of a father and son. I was glued to this movie, whenever Plummer and McGregor were on the screen The subject matter was very well portrayed, so that it was not a downer, but more like just a part of life. I recommend it. Three binoculars from me.
(G) We’re only halfway through the year and already I have TWO favorite films for the season. This is one of them. I have to say that I liked pretty much everything about this film. It was well cast and the script was excellent. I’ve always believed that a film that is both written and directed by the same person will have a particular stamp on it that reveals the personality of the filmmaker. I believe that this movie bears me out on this point. There are so many clever devices that are smoothly utilized here (Barbara covers some of them above) that I believe this film is essential for those who call themselves writers and think there are not new ways to tell a story. I will likely be seeing this film again and again, and I think that most everyone will feel the same if they give it a chance. There is something for everyone here. Midnight in Paris…you now have Oscar worthy competition. Four Binoculars .